Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

2
votes
0answers
23 views

Should we have a more specific definition of “chess variants”?

So I just ran across this puzzle, which has accumulated several close votes. I've seen other questions (kind of a flurry of questions) related to dobutsu-shogi "variant" of chess that had some ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Are Shogi variants on topic? What about Arimaa?

I would like to get some clarification on the following guidance from the help center: Questions about variants may or may not be accepted, depending how far removed from the standard game it is. ...
7
votes
0answers
38 views

2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Should different tag be used for questions that are essentially the same but with different move orders?

Say I would like to ask a question about black's options after e4 e5 f4 I would tag my question as "king's gambit" (perhaps with other tags, depending on the question itself). On the other hand, if ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

Should the tag “Fischer” and the tag “Bobby-Fischer” be merged?

Here is the description of the tag "Fischer": Robert J. Fischer (1943-2008) was an American grandmaster and world chess champion. At the height of his skills (1972) he was peerless. He was known for ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How did my question reach 1000 views on a beta site in 9 hours?

I asked this question 9 hours ago and it has more than 1000 views, and this is a beta site. I've earned the popular badge too many times, never in one day as far as I remember, I might be wrong, it ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Should questions asking “which side is winning” be closed?

There are many similar questions on Chess SE. Examples are: Who is winning? Who is winning is this game of chess? Who is better here? [hard] Those questions can be easily answered by feeding the ...
5
votes
1answer
17 views

Tag synonym request

I've noticed that new gm tag has been created. I'd like to propose it be marked as a synonym of grandmaster. I do not have the rep to make the change myself.
3
votes
1answer
58 views

To encourage answers in terms of FIDE ratings

Summary: should, and can, answerers and commenters be encoraged to speak in terms of approximate FIDE ratings rather than of "ratings" of unspecified types? Details follow. Answers and comments ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Why is my question voted for being duplicate of another totally different question?

My question is flagged as "duplicate" of this question. However, what I ask is: Am I being a stargazer (or simply put, a fool) by attending international tournaments, or can I somehow improve my ...
3
votes
2answers
47 views

Are we about chess engines, chess engine configuration, and similar?

There are a lot of questions about chess engines. How to configure them. What the best ones are. Programming them. It's endless. Are these things about chess, or not. The first several questions, ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

What are our PGN widget's limitations?

I have recently tried to post an answer containing the code for a PGN widget for a very long chess game (183 full-moves). Every attempt locks up the current tab in the browser. What limit is there, if ...
3
votes
2answers
42 views

Why is this question too opinion-based?

What are the general principles for playing hypermodern against hypermodern? (Or should I not?) Why would answers to a question like this be more opinion-based than, say, a question about opening ...
2
votes
2answers
105 views

Exit strategy: where would people go without Chess.SE?

Just discovered that a good SE got shutdown recently due to "poor business": http://productivity.stackexchange.com I expect it is only a matter of time before Chess.SE suffers the same fate. So, this ...
16
votes
5answers
218 views

Can we be kinder to newcomers?

This is, I hope, a "constructive subjective question", within the spirit of stackexchange. I am sometimes shocked in Chess Beta how apparently unwelcoming can be the responses to newcomers' questions....
2
votes
1answer
24 views

“Best response” questions and answers from database analysis

I’ve noticed that when there’s a question about “the best response” to some move in an opening, answerers will often cite a database of master-level games and respond with the top scoring responses in ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

The sharper duplicate

Suppose that I have thought of a significantly sharper way to pose a question which has already been asked on this site. My question is a duplicate, but is likely to attract significantly better ...
8
votes
0answers
91 views

Policies towards “Find checkmate in x” type of posts

I am curious as to where our policies stand for posts that plainly ask for "Find me checkmate in x". To draw some analogy, e.g., on physics SE it's prohibited to simply paste exercises to be solved, ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Deleted questions and answers because of unclear writing

Occasionally there are posts being flagged to close, the most recent one I can think of is this one, that appear to be so because of unclear writing. In their original form, these posts should be ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

What else can be done about incorrectly flagged posts?

I regularly see questions related to chess programming flagged as off-topic. As voted on in this meta question, they are on-topic. I vote to leave them open and continue, but is there anything else I ...
3
votes
3answers
94 views

Would questions about a chess book values be on topic?

I'm aware the questions about the value of a chess set are off-topic, however I'm wondering if questions about book values are on-topic. Specifically, I'm curious about why a certain book tends to be ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Is “Checkers” on topic?

Would anyone be interested in expanding the scope of this site to include "Checkers" by creating a "checkers-tag" for it?
13
votes
2answers
311 views

Any possibility for Chess to graduate?

This site has been active for years, but it's never popular. Most of us (including myself) are programmers on Stack Overflow migrating to here. This site is still a beta. Look at the number of ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Should we have a chess board feature implemented here at http://chess.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Should we have a chess board feature implemented here at http://chess.stackexchange.com?
3
votes
1answer
192 views

I received several downvotes on chess stack exchange without an obvious reason. What should I do?

On chess stack exchange, I recently received several downvotes without any reason I can think of. What should I do ? Should I flag the questions ? Ignore the downvotes ? The problem with the ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Is there a canonical question about Kings placing themselves in check?

Fairly often questions are asked which can be answered by "no, the king can not be in check while it is not your turn" (this one for example). Is there a question which answers these question in a ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Why Negative Marks at Forum's Oversight

Negative vote for this Question gives, bad impression of Forum. Check by Knight NxC3+ Move Implications None of forum's maintain this partiality Kind. I want to understand the Over All Governance of ...
3
votes
0answers
23 views

Redefine 'psychology' tag?

The tag psychology current has the following tag wiki excerpt: Questions relating to psychological influence on an opponent during a game. There are currently 55 questions with this tag, and not ...
4
votes
1answer
94 views

How to change PGN Viewer board orientation to perspective of side not-to-move?

How can I change the PGN Viewer's board orientation to the perspective of the side that is not to move? Is the orientation determined only by the active color field of the FEN notation? If so, then ...
7
votes
2answers
59 views

Why is it that I need more points just to add a comment than to answer?

I just came across a thread on books on traps in chess: Books for chess traps The chosen answer mentions a free ebook by Bill Wall, who I did not know, and as I was trying it, the very first example ...
4
votes
1answer
53 views

What do we do with questions that I don't think there is an answer to?

Peter has asked a good set of questions asking for complete games that end in interesting positions, namely Complete game Ojanen - Ridala , Helsinki 1959 Complete game Szabo-Groszpeter, Kecskemet ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Meta: Make [tagging] a synonym of [tags]

Currently, we have (on Meta) the tags tag with 1 follower and 14 questions. We also have the tagging tag with 0 followers, 2 questions. These are just two ways of describing exactly the same topic. ...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

We don't need no [education]

At the moment we have the following tags from the topic field "education": teaching: 0 followers, 10 questions Questions about teaching chess, chess strategies etc. learning: 23 followers, 241 ...
6
votes
1answer
89 views

Should [computer-chess] be deleted?

The tag computer-chess has at the moment 4 followers and 29 questions. It seems to me as it could be easily replaced using engines (12 followers, 280 questions). Furthermore, engines has chess-...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Why is there a separate stack exchange for chess?

I was just wondering why this isn't part of the sports stack exchange site.
15
votes
2answers
182 views

We finally have a scope! (Poll closed: Programming questions)

After five years, it is kind of odd not to have a unique scope delineated in our help center. A user recently presented me with a very reasonable complaint along these lines, and this prompted me to ...
5
votes
2answers
160 views

To what degree does the site resemble your original vision for it?

@ETD, @Andrew, @Daniel and others: Having visited your site a couple of times a month for years, I am not a heavy user; but, apparently, I like the site. I do not know which of you originally ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Ask about other games like Go?

Go is similar to chess in many respects and is played by over a billion people. Would it make sense to include "igo" as it known in Japan (baduk in Korean) as a question subject? I realize that ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

Is it okay to refer a chess product?

I know that in stackoverflow, it's forbidden to share link to commercial products, because it's considered as advertising. I would like to know if it's okay(not considered as advertising) to refer a ...
5
votes
1answer
111 views

Are problem solving questions allowed?

I'm pretty new to this site but I've been around the SE network for a while. I've always liked the Programming puzzles and Code Golf site and I was thinking about doing here something that I've seen ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Question voted to be closed and no comment

I found this question that had been downvoted twice and had two votes for closing for not being clear. However, there was no comment left in the question asking the OP what they meant or trying to ...
3
votes
0answers
55 views

Does someone mind explaining to me the formatting to generate boards?

How do users use a board to make moves? I can't seem to figure out how.(On this program)
16
votes
1answer
86 views

Should the help section have a pgn viewer tutorial

I would like to suggest that the help section should have a tutorial on putting a pgn viewer in a post - question or answer. I have mainly come from mathematics where the use of mathematical ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

How to include diagrams in posts on stack exchange

Where is this documented? I have been including FENs which have mostly turned into diagrams, but I suspect someone may be helping.
1
vote
1answer
38 views

How to add comments/annotations in the replayer?

I am unable to figure out how to add a comment in a replayer, but in here it is said it can be done. Can we get inline comments implemented in the PGN viewer? [Done!] Can you please tell me how it ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Are questions about online chess and Internet chess clients on topic?

Internet chess clients and servers/sites can be fairly complicated (see BabasChess). Is this site an appropriate place to look for help on using such things? Example potential question: "Which FICS ...
4
votes
0answers
43 views

tag synonym suggestions

I suggest the following synonyms: novelty -> novelties simul -> simultaneous
2
votes
2answers
159 views

Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chess Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

Help to review my game

I currently play at chess.com (free account) and I review some games after that I played but I don't know whether my thoughts are good about some decision. Would be here the right place to post some ...
5
votes
1answer
300 views

Can i post an annotated PGN chess board in chess.stackexchange.com?

I know that i can post FEN Image, that is Static diagram of chess board. But can i post interactive game or sequence of moves here in stackexchange?